Art Events & Classes
Minneapolis Art Events and Classes
Local Art Events:
'Open Saturdays' at Northrup King Building in Minneapolis
Every Saturday | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Extended Hours: 'Open Saturdays' are the perfect time to stroll all four floors of the 102-year-old former seed warehouse, now home to over 300 artists and creatives. Open Studios, Special Events and Gallery Openings all under one Enormous Roof!
Not all artists or studios will be open during extended Northrup King Building hours, per their discretion. We encourage you to contact the artist or studio you wish to visit to ensure they will be open. Masks are required throughout the building.
First Thursdays at Northrup King Building
May 6, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Thursdays are a great night to visit the artists and discuss the process and inspiration behind the incredible art, and take home your one-of-a-kind treasure.
This will be an extraordinary evening! Northrup King Nights offer a chance for extended retail hours to shop over 70 open creative studios, 4 floors of art, multiple gallery openings and all under one enormous roof.
Northrup King Nights is the perfect time to stroll all four floors of the 102 year old former seed warehouse, now home to over 300 artists and creatives.
Make this your destination on Saturday, April 17.
MAY 14 - MAY 16, 2021
NEMAA Presents Virtual Art-A-Whirl®
Art-A-Whirl® is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 24 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis.
Art-A-Whirl® is a virtual-only event this May. In addition to Virtual Art-A-Whirl®, the building will also be open to the public for studios that wish to allow guests from Friday, May 14 - Sunday, May 16.
This event is free and open to the public.
I will be holding open hours during Art-A-Whirl weekend from:
Friday, May 14th – Noon-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 15th – Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 16th – Noon-5:00 p.m.
All visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing.
Hope to see you in Studio #321.
NOV 5-NOV 7, 2021
350 Artists! All online! Find great art, gifts, home goods, and more!
The perfect opportunity to treat yourself, friend, and family to unique, wonderful, and local Art.
Local Art Classes
White Bear Center for the Arts has offerings for all skill levels, ages, and schedules. Virtual programs are available in 3 formats:
Join a Zoom meeting with fellow classmates for live instruction. You will be able to ask questions, share your work, and participate in critique.
Follow along with an art lesson at your own pace and on your own schedule. You will be able to complete an entire project from start to finish.
To see or register for Lisa’s classes, use this link for the catalog:
Virtual Art Classes
Hosting corporate teams across the country in interactive and engaging virtual art classes while creating pieces hand-picked by the participants.
To book a virtual class with Lisa, visit:
Central MN Watercolorists | St. Cloud, Minnesota
Color and Design in Watercolor with Lisa Fertig
September 23-25, 2021
Join us for a spectacular three-day immersive watercolor workshop with professional artist Lisa Fertig! We will explore how to successfully create realistic watercolor landscapes, from the planning stages to completion, with an emphasis on the Properties of Color and the elements and principles of design. Lisa's step-by-step process will put you at ease, as she shares techniques to help you loosen up and feel confident in approaching a watercolor painting.
This workshop is designed to help guide you through the painting process with ease and will include daily demonstrations, personal critiques, and a unique opportunity to re-visit past projects with ideas on how to "fix" and finish pieces you feel have not been successful.
Come and enjoy this exciting watercolor workshop with Lisa Fertig!